BLE rallies with U.S. steelworkers
Officers, members, employees and staff of the BLE's International Division in Cleveland participated in a solidarity rally with members of the United Steelworkers of America on February 27 in an effort to help save the LTV Steel plant in Cleveland and thousands of Steelworker jobs throughout the U.S.
The USWA members were seeking one million signatures to bring to Congress in a show of public support for the Steel Revitalization Act of 2001.
Designed to prevent the threatened collapse of the U.S. steel industry from an unprecedented surge of imports, the act paves the way for vitally needed industry consolidation that will enable domestic steel companies to effectively compete in the global market.
The BLE representatives signed the USWA petition and helped gather signatures.
BLE President Ed Dubroski is interviewed by a local Cleveland
television station during the BLE's rally with members of the United Steelworkers
of America on February 27 in downtown Cleveland.
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